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Jun 172016
 
Residents work out during fitness classes organized by Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association).

Residents work out during fitness classes organized by Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association).

The Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association will be focusing on health and wellness over the next year, and this week formed a committee tasked with organizing fitness events and nutrition classes.

Jacob Rickoll, the association’s president, pointed to statistics about the low average life expectancy of resident living in the Tulane-Canal area during a monthly board meeting Wednesday. It’s a number, he said, that needs to be changed.

“In this area is the life expectancy is 55 years old. Four miles to Lakeview, it’s 80 years old,” Rickoll said. “That’s why I’m really committed to having more healthy living events.” Continue reading »

Jun 072016
 
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(via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors will host Safe-Tea on the Greenway, an event to help build awareness about pedestrian and bike safety at the Lafitte Greenway crossings. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 10 and will include a presentation from the Claiborne Ambassadors, safety sign designing, and free iced tea. Continue reading »

Jun 032016
 
The Cobalt Medical Development Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated its grand opening in Mid-City on Thursday (Della Hasselle/Mid-City Messenger).

The Cobalt Medical Development Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated its grand opening in Mid-City on Thursday (Della Hasselle/Mid-City Messenger).

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials on Thursday celebrated the grand opening of the Cobalt Medical Development Rehabilitation Hospital, a $24 million, 66,000 square-foot facility newly built in Mid-City.

The hospital, located at 3701 Bienville Street, will use state-of-the-art equipment to treat those with traumatic brain injuries, concussions, strokes, orthopedic injuries, Parkinson’s and other muscular based conditions, according to Cobalt founder Erik de Vries. Continue reading »

May 132016
 
(via GOTR NOLA)

(via GOTR NOLA)

Girls on the Run New Orleans (GOTR NOLA), a 501 (c) non-profit organization, will celebrate its “Born to Run” 5k event in City Park at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

The 5K is open to the public with a timed start as well as walkers, strollers, and anyone who is looking to get active and support the cause. Continue reading »

Dec 092015
 
A coffee shop is proposed for a vacant corner store on St. Ann Street. (via Google Maps)

A coffee shop is proposed for a vacant corner store on St. Ann Street.
(via Google Maps)

A local non-profit volunteer organization, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, received unanimous approval from the City Planning Commission for plans to bring a neighborhood coffee shop and office space to Saint Ann Street, but a church’s plan for an HIV clinic on Hamburg Street was rejected, despite commissioners’ regrets. Continue reading »

Nov 142015
 
Map of Walk & Roll Bike Ride and Walk route (via NOLA City Council)

Map of Walk & Roll Bike Ride and Walk route (via NOLA City Council)

City Councilmembers Susan Guidry, LaToya Cantrell, and Jared Brossett will partner with the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Bike Easy, New Orleans Health Educator Dr. Eric “Doc” Griggs, the Regional Planning Commission, and community partners to host the Walk & Roll New Orleans Family Bike Ride & Walk this Sunday, Nov. 15, to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety.

The day will include a youth bike rodeo, bicycle registration, a health fair, and Saints Watch Party. Continue reading »

Nov 102015
 

 A new fitness studio will open in a brand-new office building on North David Street at Bienville Street in Mid-City, according to a report by New Orleans CityBusiness. be the first retailer to open in the Offices at Mid-City Market on N. David Street at Bienville Street, the site of the former Loubat Foodservice Equipment building.

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